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Réserve de Malzoné – English version

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The game and wildlife reserve of Malzone was acquired in 1977 by the FDC 41. Located in the heart of Sologne (natural region where most water-pieces are concentrated), it is an exceptional refuge for migratory birds. This wildlife protected quiet area is dedicated to conservation and study of natural heritage. In winter, it is not rare to count more than thousand ducks of various species. Malzone Reserve is a 77 ha site with 32 ha in water. It has 2 observatories allowing you to be in the heart of nature. The La Tour trail is opened all year round and Souchet trail is opened from 1st of april to 30th of September in order to preserve bird’s tranquility during the hunting season.

The 3 major roles of a Reserve are :

. Participate in the preservation of biodiversity

. Conduct studies and research about wildlife and its habitats

. Promote the actions carried out with professionals and general public.


Passionate or curious, come discover and observe water birds in this harmonious site of great biological interest ! Malzone is full of treasures. To discover them while preserving flora and fauna, different amenities are available to you.

Download the brochure in English.


You want to walk along the Malzone Reserve ? Follow the applying “Cirkwi” for routes and places of interest as Malzone on your smartphone or your tablet to use them without connection.

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The highlights of the course is the natural and ecological dimension of the site. The Malzone Réserve indeed constitutes a space with animal and plant high potential, which is preserved and valued. The tour offers the opportunity to an immersion pathway on two trails, one is accessible all year round.


All along these nature path stand observation points and two observatories equipped with interactive instructional panels.